Confident Hope ...
“For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had this expectation ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News. This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.”
Colossians 1:4-6 NLT
Some people live in constant ungodly fear that God is going to throw them into Hell fire and that He is just waiting to catch them sinning so He can pour His wrath and anger on them!! Although Hell is real and Judgment Day will come, yet God has GIVEN His Only Begotten Son so that everyone (including you) who BELIEVES IN HIM shall NOT perish but have everlasting life in Him!
Christmas is a reminder that God is for you NOT against you! The Birth of Jesus Christ our Lord is a sign of PEACE and RECONCILIATION for you with God! Nativity Feast is the time when through faith in Christ Jesus you declare your CONFIDENT HOPE of what God has reserved for you in Heaven! Your hope is sure and confident because of the TRUTH of the GOOD NEWS that came to you and you heard it! The Good News is that God LOVES you! The Good News is that God took your human nature to SANCTIFY it in Him! The Good News is that God EXCHANGED what is yours (sin and death) for what is His (holiness and immortality)! The Good News is that God born of a virgin has granted you to be born of the church as a NEW CREATION and a child of God!
REJOICE and BE CONFIDENT in your hope that Christ who entered our world, came FOR US AND FOR OUR SALVATION! What an amazing and inexplicable Joy His Birth grants us! Thank you God!